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Mess with David Stern and he’ll drop the wife beater question

Emperor David Stern got a bit sassy today with the egomaniacal Jim Rome. In his typical douchebag tone, Rome asked Stern if the lottery was rigged. Stern fired back:

DS: I have two answers for that. I’ll give you the easy one – No. And the statement – shame on you for asking.

JR: I understand why you would say that to me and I wanted to preface it by asking respectfully, but it’s my job to ask because people wonder.

DS: That’s ridiculous. But that’s okay. 

JR: I don’t think the question is ridiculous because I know people think that.

DS: Have you stopped beating your wife yet? 

JR: I don’t know if that’s fair.

I’m no fan of Rome, but props to him for asking. Lest anyone forget, the NBA adopted the lottery due to concerns teams were tanking to improve their draft positioning. So it’s okay for Stern and executives to doubt the ethics of teams’ front offices, but it’s not okay for the media to question the league’s ethics. Got it.

This isn’t the first time Stern has used the ‘wife beating’ analogy. SI’s Zach Lowe reminds us that the Commish dropped the line in 2007 during a press conference about disgraced official Tim Donaghy.

Deadspin has the audio. 

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  • colaroaster

    The interview was rigged.

  • sev

    i’d be pissed if I was Rome because you wouldn’t want people misunderstanding what Stern was trying to say and to actually think Rome had a domestic violence problem in the past or something. People should give Stern shit for this just because he is extremely unlikable.

  • Celticsfanatic

    Hahahaha Rome sucks so much. Just got out-douched by an old white guy. Classic douche match.

  • Lakerhater

    Rome’s proper reponse should have been “No, but I’ve stopped f#cking yours so I suppose that’s something”.

  • zippittyay

    Too bad Stern is too much of a wuss to have a Jim “Chris” Everett moment……

  • JimmyG

    Hearing about this is like hearing about the Soviet Union and the Nazis going to war. Both sides are evil and you hope something bad will happen to them. Kind of like if the Lakers ever played Miami in the finals.

    • colaroaster

      fyi Stern and Rome are both jewish

  • Cal

    Stern is a tool but this was funny

    Stern: “Listen, I gotta go call somebody important like Stephen A. Smith back. He’s next.”

  • Yoko Bono

    Donald Sterns molests collies.

  • Ramon

    Who owns the team that won the right to pick first no more questions

  • paul

    was the lottery rigged?